June 09, 2006

WEEKEND SPECIAL: DENNY DIMWIT ON PRIVATIZATION



Goat Rope is pleased to feature another learned commentary from bantam rooster and noted free market economist Dr. Denton "Denny" Dimwit. Dr. Dimwit is director of the Goat Rope Farm Entrepreneurship Center and is an ardent admirer of the WVU Entrepreneurship Center.

Once again, we must state firmly and clearly that Denny Dimwit is NOT ghostwriting for the weekly political columnist of the (WV) State Journal. This persistent rumor has reached the level of an urban legend. We believe that while both writers tend to be repetitious and agree on the virtues of the market, any reader would have to admit that Dr. Dimwit and the columnist in question have different writing styles and that the former is much more subtle and nuanced. And, to our knowledge, the latter has never weighed in on the subject of BIG hens.

And, while Denny Dimwit often expresses opinions that differ from those normally featured in the Goat Rope, we are convinced that this sharing of diverse viewpoints reduces the tragic polarization of our times and promotes a climate of mutual respect and deep listening.

THE DIMWIT DISPATCH

Crudapalooza! Where did you get the losers who write for this blog anyway? What pile did they crawl out of? I'm getting sick of looking at goat pictures too. It's bad enough to have to live in the same barn with them.

You've had a lot of really stupid stuff in here lately about privatization. What's wrong with privatization? Privatization is AWESOME. The only thing you really need government for is to privatize stuff and keep it that way. And they should contract that out too.

I can prove it micro and macro economicostatisticametically.

Check out the picture. That small dark handsome guy on the left is me. That's micro. See that BIG hen in that picture? That's macro. Yowza! She's with me, got it? Hands and feathers off, Jack!

That's privatization and that's the beauty of the market.

That's the truth. You bet your cloaca.


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2 comments:

James Chang said...

Is that supposed to be funny? I don't get this at all. As a Friend I'm so sick and tired of all these leftist rants that don't make much sense. If you're so against privatization, you should stop this masturbatory blogging exercise and start thinking ways to overthrow the U.S. Government. You know, the same thing your intellectual grand-daddy Alger Hiss used to do.

El Cabrero said...

By way of reply, thanks for the comment and sorry you didn't like the blog. I don't know about being funny, but obviously it doesn't take itself too seriously, which is not a common trait of leftists.

I share your tiredness of left wing rants. Personally, I admire Edmund Burke and Theodore Roosevelt (minus the imperialism and excessive animal killing). If you would check previous postings, you will find lots of posts about democracy, the Founding Fathers, checks and balances, the constitution and civic virtue. The philospher most frequently cited has probably been Aristotle, who was not exactly a Bolshevik.

The policy changes advocated here are those that would strenthen the US domestically and internationally.

Re: privatization. It doesn't make a lot of sense to me to oppose privatization and want to overthrow the government. The point of opposing some forms of privatization is to make the government we have work better for everyone.

And, by the way, my intellectual grand-daddy is Walter Reuther, a fellow West Virginia native who led the United Auto Workers and the CIO and who defended democracy against fascism, Stalinism, and predatory capitalism.